Meet our team
ECO-UNESCO is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors called the National Council.
The National Council is made up of representatives or members of ECO-UNESCO.
Michael D. Higgins
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, is the Patron of ECO-UNESCO. We are delighted to have the support of President Higgins as we continue with our environmental education and youth work.
Board of Directors
The following individuals serve as Members of the National Council (Directors) on a voluntary basis:
Niall Jennings (Chairperson)
Vivienne Kelly (Treasurer)
Elaine Nevin is the National Director (Chief Executive Officer) of ECO-UNESCO since 2002. Elaine holds a BA in Geography and Political Science and an MA and a Higher Diploma in Education. She has worked in the field of environmental education since 1995 and believes that empowering, educating and engaging young people is an essential component to achieving sustainable development. Read more here
Meet our staff
ECO-UNESCO is run by a team of 15+ people. This is a mix of full-time and part-time staff, TUS workers, Jobbridge and Work Placement Programme employees and interns.
Head of Fundraising
Operations & Development Manager
Eco-Choices Programme Coordinator
Environmental Youth Coordinator (Clubs and ECO-Choices)
Green Steps and Climate Justice Programme Coordinator
Youth Action for Nature and Well-Being Programme Coordinator
Youth for Sustainable Development Programme Coordinator
Education & Training Coordinator
Young Environmentalist Awards Coordinator
Youth For Sustainable Development Officer